- March 9, 2019
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- Category: venture capital funding
The Bid Ops Procurement Automation Cloud upends the status quo by using AI to create a target price for each line item that accounts for value-based assessments of a vendor's qualifications and likely performance on the contract. Bid Ops enables procurement executives to leverage these forecasts to compare and contrast bids, and obtain more competitive pricing and commercial relationships with growth-oriented vendor partners.
"Procurement is not only a critical process that has a direct and profound impact on how a business operates, it should be seen as a massive opportunity and potential competitive edge for a business to become more efficient than its peers," said Edmund Zagorin, Founder and CEO of Bid Ops. "The stakes have never been higher due to escalating uncertainty around raw materials prices given the impact of tariffs. Bid Ops users recently executed an automated negotiation for raw materials for a Fortune 100 customer that saved $1.25M on a $4M contract in less than 90 minutes. By harnessing the power of market benchmarks and predictive analysis, Bid Ops helps procurement teams beat the market in an era of global price volatility and trade wars."
Built by procurement professionals with decades of experience, Bid Ops accelerates business partnerships between top buyers and leading suppliers by enabling straightforward, actionable comparisons between vendors based on both performance and price. As a result, customers get better offers from more vendors in less time, and can focus on what matters most: awarding contracts to the best vendor at the best price.
Using sourcing automation, Bid Ops also expands contracting opportunities for public sector customers, including Los Angeles World Airports and the City of Detroit. Bid Ops technology customizes and curates a vendor database based on customers' award goals and recently drove an over 667% increase in digital vendor engagement for City Innovate's flagship Startup-in-Residence program, supporting vendor partnerships for over 30 cities and agencies across the United States.
"We're delighted to partner with Bid Ops as they deliver against the promise of automated solutions leveraging AI to help solve some of the most enduring business problems," said Cindy Padnos, founder and managing partner at Illuminate Ventures. "Procurement is particularly well-suited to this kind of opportunity, since materials and services purchases represent the single largest area of spend – after personnel costs- for most businesses. The deep domain knowledge of the Bid Ops team combined with their amazingly happy customers made this investment opportunity a standout."
About Bid Ops
Bid Ops automates vendor negotiations for enterprise and public procurement teams using artificial intelligence. By executing against data-driven target prices, buyers use Bid Ops to reduce tedious busywork and negotiate commercial terms for optimal vendor relationships. For more information, visit www.bidops.com.
|08/03/2019||$1,750,000||Seed||Cervin Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Illuminate Ventures||Illuminate Ventures|